I’d love to begin this blog post with a happy birthday shoutout to Jake Shoes, an independent shoe retailer based in the North West, with bases in Stockport and Manchester City Centre. they celebrate 40 years of business this year, staying strong when many small independents have been closing down. I support small businesses however I can as a blogger, and in the run up to Christmas, shopping small and local is more important than ever!
I’m rather sheepish to say that I didn’t get them a gift for their birthday, but instead they sent me a very generous gift which I’m sharing with you today.
These amazing Vagabond Chelsea boots!
Chelsea boots are a wardrobe staple, and I have to admit I’ve been hankering after a pair for a while. I’m rather fussy with boots – high street copies of real leather styles just don’t cut it, both visually and in terms of how they feel on your feet.
These Chelsea boots are real leather, and after wearing them in with extra thick socks I can envisage them being comfortable for years to come.
the elastic around the ankle is robust yet gives enough for me to tuck in my jeans. I love the rich tan colour of the leather, they are perfect for autumn days, and will carry me well into winter and spring with the durable heels and soles. They are available in various other colours and styles, too.
I found them pleasantly neat on my feet – as a size 7 chunky boots make me feel rather stomp-y.
I styled them with my skinny jeans from Next and my zip grey tee from M&S.
I made my selection by using their new website, which is easy to navigate and filter down to style or brand of my choosing.
Jake Shoes do their own designs as well, which you can browse on their website – I must admit I’ve got my eye on a few pairs of shoes at the moment!
Thank you so much to Jake Shoes for the opportunity to write for them. It’s always great to support Manchester Businesses, and see the Northern powerhouse growing.
The boots were selected by me and sent as a gift from Jake Shoes, however all opinions are my own!
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